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ea0020p217 | Endocrine tumours and neoplasia | ECE2009

The ectopic adrenocorticotropic hormone syndrome in carcinoid tumors (case report)

Gabidzashvili Nino , Vinogradskaya Olga , Zykova Polina , Pronin Vyatcheslav

Ectopic production of adrenocorticotropic hormone by carcinoid tumors is relatively uncommon. This report describes a woman who had Cushing syndrome from the ectopic secretion of adrenocorticotropic hormone by a carcinoid tumor. Before her hospitalization the patientÂ’s conditions was misdiagnosed as disease of connective tissue and thus the patient was treated inadequately. The untreated hypercortisolism caused bilateral pneumonia and sepsis. There are three instructive e...